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fixer (n.)

1849, of chemicals, etc.; 1885 as a person who "makes things right;" agent noun from fix (v.). Fixer-upper is from 1967 as "that which repairs other things" (in an advertisement for a glue); by 1976 as a real-estate euphemism for "property that needs a lot of work."

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Definitions of fixer from WordNet

fixer (n.)
someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee);
Synonyms: influence peddler
fixer (n.)
a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image);
Synonyms: fixing agent
fixer (n.)
a skilled worker who mends or repairs things;
Synonyms: mender / repairer
fixer (n.)
synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction;
Synonyms: methadone / methadone hydrochloride / methadon / dolophine hydrochloride / synthetic heroin
From wordnet.princeton.edu